LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Commanders announced today that they have named running back Brian Robinson Jr. the winner of the team's 2022 Ed Block Courage Award. The honor is given annually to a player from each National Football League team who displays extraordinary courage in the face of adversity. S Deshazor Everett was the 2021 Ed Block Courage Award winner.
Robinson missed the first four games of the 2022 season after suffering gunshot wounds to his knee and leg on August 29th.
Robinson returned to the playing field in Week 5 at home against the Tennessee Titans. Despite missing four games, he leads the team in rushing yards (710), rushing attempts (181) and rushing yards per game (64.5). Robinson trails only Houston RB Dameon Pierce in rushing yards per game amongst all rookies in 2022.
The Courage Award is named after Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts who was a pioneer in his profession and a respected humanitarian. The inaugural Ed Block Courage Award was presented in 1978 to Baltimore Colts defensive end Joe Ehrmann. Following the Colts' departure from Baltimore in 1984, the scope of the award expanded to include one player from every team in the NFL.